Just like the adult version, the Ascent Jr. is a high performance, modern hiker developed with light materials, but with junior feet in mind. With a breathable and lightweight ripstop construction, the Ascent Jr. provides excellent foot support, high durability and a confident grip. A 100 percent waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane provides all-weather protection. The EVA midsole absorbs shocks, adds cushioning and a specialized junior last with heel grip fits feet well with plenty of space for the toes. Viking's own UGC outsole, made from Natural Rubber, delivers traction on any surface and has reinforcements around the heel and toe for added protection. Designed for junior hikers with the same demands as adults, the Ascent Jr. is a great option for high-energy journeys on the trail. "